What Is the Momo Challenge?

Why parents are freaking out about this terrifying “game”?

From Slender Man to kids eating detergent pods, there’s a long and rich history of creepy internetchallenges freaking out parents. The latest addition to this time-honored tradition is Momo, an online challenge that’s purportedly sort of a combination of the Black Mirror episode “Shut Up and Dance” and Blue Whale. Momo allegedly targets young children by encouraging them to text a number on WhatsApp, which then sends them instructions to complete a series of increasingly bizarre and dangerous tasks from watching a horror movie to  engaging in self-harm to taking their own lives.

LINK: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/what-is-momo-challenge-800470/